Harnessing the potential of the extractive sector

Programme in English and FrenchKey take-aways (powerpoint slides PDF News item and

The 41st Board meeting took place from 30-31 October in Senegal, Dakar.

Agenda and minutes are published here. Follow the meeting on twitter with #EITIDakar18

The Board meeting will be followed by the Beneficial Ownership Conference

News item:

The New Politics of Development: Fragility, Taxation and State-building is a two-day conference hosted by the TaxCapDev Research Network, NUPI, CMI and Tax Justice Network –Norway. The aim of the conference is to establish a platform for exchange of knowledge and experiences of taxation and state building in fragile states.

The conference will be based on presentations from countries that have experienced some success in building more effective regimes for taxation and natural resource management,

The International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is the world’s premier global forum for bringing together heads of state, civil society, the private sector and more to tackle the increasingly sophisticated challenges posed by corruption. The theme this year is "Together for development, peace and security: now is the time to act".

The EITI International Secretariat invited colleagues in key partner organisations for some informal workshops and information sharing sessions on extractives governance. 

We discussed the outlook for beneficial ownership, state-owned enterprises, contract transparency, commodity trading, and other topics. We looked at wider developments and how the EITI can best add value, especially as we prepare for our next Global Conference in 2019. 

This session will take place at the Open Government Partnership Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia and is co-hosted by the EITI and the Natural Resource Governance Institute.

In the OGP, natural resource commitments have great transformative potential. Openness in extractives can pave the way for sustainable development, environmental protection and reduction of social conflicts. It therefore comes as no surprise that the top OGP commitment category is natural resources,

Download slides presented at the event

Read the address given by EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt on contract transparency

15:15-17:00 hrs

The Contract transparency landscape within EITI is changing fast. More than half of EITI member countries have disclosed extractive industry contracts and 16 EITI supporting companies have now made statements supporting publication in some form. In the last year alone,

The 40th Board meeting will take place from 28-29 June 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

Agenda and minutes are published here. Follow the meeting on twitter with #EITIBerlin18

Several side events will take place in the margins of the Board meeting. One of them is on contract transparency, and you can see more about this event here

The International Secretariat is visiting the country to carry out the first stage (Initial data collection and stakeholder consultation) of Validation. To find out more about Ethiopia (includes information on the country manager), visit the country page

Alex Gordy and Ines Marquez from the Secretariat welcomes stakeholder input in preparation to the country visits. 

More information on Validation 

In resource-rich countries, corruption in the commodities, oil, gas, and mining sectors deprives communities of critical investments in health, education, and infrastructure needed for their well-being. Given the urgency of the problem, governments and civil society are using the collaborative platform provided by OGP to work together to improve natural resources governance.SpeakersEddie Rich, Deputy Head and Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East,